fantasy

Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Folklore – Revisited and Retold

We all grew up with the stories, so we know them backward and forward.  But in the past few years, some writers have taken those stories and turned them inside out, upside down, and sideways.

Usually when Hollywood decides to make or remake (or remake and remake!) a fairy tale or fantasy novel or folklore, the story stays basically the same.  Walt Disney stayed close to original sources, though he softened some parts of the stories and even introduced some original characters.

Paige Carpenter Exhibiting in Room L-129

The staff of LSC-Tomball Community Library are thrilled that Children’s Services Specialist Paige Carpenter is exhibiting her work here in Room L-129 during the month of May.

Paige graduated with honors from Florida State University.  She currently lives in Texas in the company of many books. She loves Norse mythology, reading, gardening, and of course, creating art.


Paige aspires to become the illustrator of children’s books. She works in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and graphite, and in our meeting room this month we feature a collection of her graphite drawings.

You can see more of her work on her website at http://paigecarpenter.com/

This Is Your Chance To Meet Author Peter S. Beagle

Last Unicorn MovieThe University of Houston – Downtown is hosting not just a book signing, but also a film viewing of Peter. S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn.  Admission is free, but there is limited seating.  Visit UHD Unicorn Run on Facebook for more information.

 

A Fitting End To The Series

magicians land  I finally got a chance to finish The Magicians series, and I’m glad that I did.

 

Re-Read Wednesday: The Magicians

The Magicians

I tried to read through Lev Grossmans: The Magicians a few years ago when it first released and fizzled out towards the end.  At the urging of some friends I’ve decided to give it another try.

 

Dungeons And Dragons Is Back With An All New Core System

DnD Monster Manual 3.5Time to break out the pencil, paper and twenty sided dice; Wizards of the Coast is getting ready to release its newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

 

 

 

 

Wheel Of Time Series Available As E-Books

Eye of the worldOne of the most epic fantasy series is available in E-book form.  Fourteen E-books weigh a lot less then fourteen Robert Jordan books!

 

In Ebook: The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

 "We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we start to take ourselves too seriously"

For the E-reader wielding fans of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, here is a quirky book of quotes by the enduring and endearing Tyrion Lannister.

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

Isaac, Lena and Nidhi are back in Codex Born the second book of the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines. With the murder of a wendigo, a mysterious and powerful organization makes a reappearance after over 500 years of silence with an agenda to use Lena Greenwood (a dryad) as a weapon against the Porters.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2013

 "I protest the idea that emotion and logic are two mutually exclusive lands separated by a wall of  our perceptions. In my experience, the analytic and artistic threads of human endeavor are so thoroughly entangled, it is impossible to separate them."  -  Catherine Asaro, Nebula Awards Showcase Editor

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